#1
So I guess I'd call myself a beginner bassist, and I want to learn how to learn basslines by ear. Though, I'm not really good at it at this point. I want to know the bassline to FROOT by Marina and the Diamonds. Here's the link to the original http://youtu.be/BI_0HIz_4JY and here's a link to the short version http://youtu.be/WZzcY7ASQno . It would be great if any of you could help. Thanks!
#3
I had a quick listen to the short version. That's not a beginners bassline if you want to play it just like the original. If you listen to her voice it's been very heavily processed and i suspect all the other instruments have been, including the bass.

It's easier in these cases to make your own bass groove to fit the song rather than try and pick out everything note for note. The rhythm is very percussive and I'd concentrate on that. Stick to the root notes (which the chord sequence will give you) and match the rhythm on the song.
#5
Quote by Phil Starr
I had a quick listen to the short version. That's not a beginners bassline if you want to play it just like the original. If you listen to her voice it's been very heavily processed and i suspect all the other instruments have been, including the bass.

It's easier in these cases to make your own bass groove to fit the song rather than try and pick out everything note for note. The rhythm is very percussive and I'd concentrate on that. Stick to the root notes (which the chord sequence will give you) and match the rhythm on the song.

This. The bassline is mostly root notes. It has a heavy emphasis on the rhythm, so try to figure the rhythm out by ear and play something similar.
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#6
it's all midi no wonder you can't pick it up
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it's all midi no wonder you can't pick it up


Waht

There is clearly a bass guitar there and it doesn't sound sampled to me.
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#8
it sounds like straight street fighter to me

listened on some better speakers though and it's more prominent and pretty easy to follow
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